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Capron Park Zoo is a zoo in Capron Park Attleboro, Massachusetts. The zoo, which first opened in 1937, covders an area of approximately 8 acres (3 hectares) and is home to around 100 animals of over 40 species. Around 64,000 people visit the zoo each year.
Animals in the zoo include species from North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Among these are amur leopard, agouti, fruit bats, green tree python, kangeroo, lemur, lion, meerkat, owl, porcupine, sloth bear, three-toed sloth, and white lion. Exhibits include a nocturnal building where day and night are reversed, and an indoor rainforest exhibit.
The zoo has an interesting history: funding from the zoo initial began with a children's penny drive in 1925. The zoo eventually opened 12 years later on 8 acres (3 hectares) of the 33 acres (13 hectares) donated by the Capron family to form Capron Park.
Capron Park Zoo was renovated in the late 1980s, and reopened in 1990. A year later in 1991, a new educational department for children opened.
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